The next frontier of software development with uberSVN
It's only a couple of weeks since WANdisco's launch of uberSVN and our groundbreaking, freely available open ALM platform has already been downloaded by thousands of developers. Bringing social coding to Subversion for the first time, uberSVN is a major breakthrough in software development. For the first time ever, the kind of social coding tools commonly used in the open source world are available to tackle the challenges of enterprise software development. The arrival of uberSVN also transforms the world's most popular source code management (SCM) system into an extensible platform that empowers software developers by giving them the widest choice of toolsets. We have had some great feedback on uberSVN already and you can start using it now!
WANdisco named as finalist in Red Herring awards
Just this week, WANdisco's visionary leadership in the software development sector has been honoured in the Red Herring 100 North America awards. This prestigious list recognizes the year's most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. Red Herring's editorial team selects the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America every year and we are delighted to be recognized for our unique replication technology and investment in the Apache Subversion Open Source project, which has played a major role in our development of uberSVN. Read more..
So, what is uberSVN?
If you haven't used uberSVN yet then check out our demonstration video or download it completely free of charge. uberSVN gives developers the freedom to choose any combination of software development tools that best fit your business requirements. Toolset choice may be based on price or functionality, the use of open or closed source proprietary applications and there is no vendor lock-in. In brief, here is what you can expect from uberSVN:
Open ALM platform based on Subversion - uberSVN turns Subversion into an open, extensible platform for ALM that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to extend. Developers can take a set of disparate applications and use uberSVN to deliver a complete solution.
Easy to use web interface and model configuration - designed for users of any skill level and development teams of any size. Rich system and user administration capabilities and a model configuration take the hassle out of managing and deploying Subversion. Expert users can change the configuration anytime.
Freedom to choose - uberSVN gives programmers the freedom to choose the best open source and closed source applications for defect tracking, project management, build management and other ALM functions. With no vendor lock-in applications can be changed at any time.
Solid Foundation - uberSVN is built on top of WANdisco's pure certified Subversion binaries that we put through the same rigorous testing as our Enterprise Subversion solutions that support the world's largest Subversion deployments.
Social coding for Subversion
One of uberSVN key features is that it brings a social coding environment to Subversion for the first time as WANdisco's Chief Operating Officer, Jim Campigli explains in his new blog: "uberSVN... reflects the convergence of social networking paradigms represented by Facebook and Twitter that foster instant communication and the collaborative development models of open source communities where software with features similar to these social networking sites was first used. And it's having the same positive impact on software quality and developer productivity behind corporate firewalls that it's had in the open source communities that deliver such market-dominating software as the Apache web server, Linux operating system and even Subversion itself." More on social coding
Don't take our word for it!
Obviously we are very confident that uberSVN is going to make a serious impact on the software development community but don't take our word for it. Here are just some of the comments we received via email, forums and social media within days of releasing uberSVN:
"I looked at uberSVN's product tour and really liked the interface and features, so I downloaded a free copy. It was easy to install and it just works. Great job guys!"
"Subversion really needed something like this, especially the social coding piece. Now I always know what's happening with my repositories and what everyone on my team is doing."
"I'm completely new to Subversion and I had no problem installing uberSVN and creating my first repository. I was up and running in 10 minutes."
"We've been using Jenkins, MediaWiki, Mantis and Subversion without any real integration between them. uberSVN lets us integrate them more closely in a single environment. We haven't had to change any of the tools we've been using."
"Tests de #uberSVN tres concluants :)"
New certified Subversion 1.6.17 binaries about to be released
The new Subversion 1.6.17 binaries are about to be released and WANdisco will enable you to freely download them as soon as they become available at: http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/download. This new release will include major improvements in checkout performance for large working copies on Windows, greater efficiency of 'blame - g' for users with a large amount of mergeinfo (this can be applied on the server to benefit all repository users), and improved error handling on Windows. This free software goes through the same rigorous quality assurance process that WANdisco uses for its enterprise products that support the world's largest Subversion deployments.
uberSVN: The best is yet to come! (A sneak-peak into what's next for uberSVN)
WANdisco is proud to release the groundbreaking qualities of uberSVN and is uniquely positioned to provide the vision for what we believe will become recognized as the "operating system for software development" but that is far from it. As David Richards says WANdisco is uniquely placed to deliver uberSVN because it is actively engaged with the Apache Subversion process and understands the demands of the world's largest software developing organisations through supporting some of the biggest Subversion implementations anywhere: "We have some pretty big plans for the product. Indeed the goal from the start was for uberSVN to be a living, expanding product guided by a large community of users. One of the fundamental early features of uberSVN is the easy to use auto-update mechanism that allows us to offer these new features and functions to users very quickly."
Free webinar hosted by Adrian Bridgwater
June 1, 2011
9:00 AM PDT
12:00 PM EDT
5:00 PM BST
6:00 PM CEST
If you want to find out more about uberSVN then we have a great opportunity to take part in a one-off 60-minute webinar hosted by industry expert Adrian Bridgwater. Scheduled for June 1, participants in this webinar will learn how WANdisco's uberSVN has transformed the world's most popular SCM into an open platform for ALM that's easy to install, easy to use and easy to extend. We advise early registration for this unique event. In the mean time, our free online training courses continue and we have another three excellent webinars on Subversion between now and the end of June.
Support for uberSVN
Don't forget uberSVN is freely available to download (this may change in the future) and professional support is available from WANdisco. For more information visit: http://www.ubersvn.com
WANdisco supports global social media firm
Our products for the enterprise continue to grow in popularity and WANdisco was delighted to join forces with leading global social media firm Viadeo recently. The French firm is expanding its software development across three global regions and, supporting more than 30 million professional people worldwide, Viadeo needed a reliable and cost-effective tool for collaboration across a Wide Area Network (WAN) that also provided essential back-up to enable simultaneous development across each of its three global development sites. WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite was the logical choice for Viadeo - the latest major multinational technology firm to recognize WANdisco's unparalleled reputation for products supporting Subversion.
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